Student Attending CU Boulder Admitted to his Top 2 Choices
Three Key Takeaways:
Anja Education Consultants provide personalized attention and support, helping students make informed decisions about their college choices.
Anjali Maazel and her team assist students in crafting compelling and authentic personal essays, ensuring the best possible outcome for their applications.
The investment in Anja Education Consultants offers a significant return in terms of both college admissions success and reduced stress for families navigating the process.
The College Application Process
College applications can be daunting for students and their families. Dash, a student attending CU Boulder, shares his experience working with Anjali Maazel of Anja Education Consultants. Dash states, "I had no idea where I was going to go at all, and then you gave me like a pretty big list I could choose from and sort and criteriaize." Anjali's guidance allowed Dash to make informed decisions, ultimately leading to his admission to his top two college choices.
Personalized Attention and Availability
One of the key aspects that Dash and his parents appreciated about working with Anjali was her direct, get-it-done attitude and the personalized attention she provided. Dash's mom says, "I also appreciate that over the process, you made a real effort to get to know Dashiell, and even during his essay writing and everything, it wasn't about how can we make this the best essay about some spectacular person. It was really all about him." Dash's dad also praised Anjali's availability and commitment to her clients, emphasizing that "if we needed you, you were available."
The Essay Writing Process
An essential part of the college application process is crafting a compelling and authentic personal essay. Anjali's team at Anja Education Consultants worked closely with Dash to create an essay that truly represented him. Dash shares, "My essays were really good. I would say that my essay wouldn't have nearly been as good if I had to write it myself or if I just went to like a seven-day camp, like a thing where they help you write your essay."
The Return on Investment
In the end, the investment in Anja Education Consultants proved worthwhile for Dash and his family. Dash's dad says, "Yeah, for me, the ROI is just, you know, the end result was he got into a good school. Two good schools that we knew. Well, he got into like his top choice actually. Top two choices." Dash's mom adds, "But yeah, no, definitely a great investment all the way around. I mean, you took so much of the stress off of us and not only just the particulars of what to do but just the stress and the worrying about things. That, to me, is a huge return on investment."
Choose Anja Education Consultants
Anjali Maazel and her team at Anja Education Consultants provide students and their families with the support and guidance needed to navigate the college admissions process. Their strategic and holistic approach helps students identify and grow their academic and extracurricular talents, create outstanding applications, and plan for the future using a growth mindset. Anja Education Consultants supports parents by providing guidance and helping with educational decisions, ultimately transforming the college admissions process into a journey of self-discovery. Choose Anja Education Consultants to gain the competitive edge in college admissions.
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I would basically just say, if I was a parent and I was talking to another parent, I would just be like, If you want your kid to go to a good college and you just don't want to have anything to do with that process, and you don't want to look it up with them and you don't want to stay by their side because it's annoying, then just hire Anjali and there you go. And then go to the first two meetings and then leave your kid basically.
I would say that choosing you over somebody else, I've always appreciated your direct and get-it-done attitude. You don't mess around and you're straight, and I kind of like that. I also appreciate that over the process, you made a real effort to get to know Dashiell, and even during his essay writing and everything, it wasn't about how can we make this the best essay about some spectacular person. It was really all about him, and I'm not so sure other counselors would be that focused on the kid. I've always appreciated your straightforward, direct attitude and personality. I would say that's kind of how I am.
I would say one thing that if they're considering you, or anybody, but one thing that I was pretty impressed with and amazed, is that if we needed you, you were available. So that's pretty good because a lot of times the counselors, I mean, you're in business as a counselor, you got to have so many clients, but if you have too many clients, if you're too successful and you're not available, that doesn't really help. So that's why I was impressed because you made yourself available and you would kind of squeeze us in as needed.
And Russ and everyone got to talk to you, not except for the essay, which I understand you've got specialists, but other than that, it was you we got, we didn't get your assistant or some stand-in because you were up doing something else. So we liked that, working directly.
I had no idea where I was going to go at all, and then you gave me like a pretty big list I could choose from and sort and criteriaize, I don't know if that's how you say it, but yeah.
That's the thing with Dashiell. He, like some kids, knows "I want to be, I want to go here or here or following the steps of my parents or whatever," but he really, you know, the answer was always, "I don't know." And it was like, okay, if any of you had thought about it, you know, so anyway, that was nice that you, yeah, gave him a broad list of options.
It's hard to know, and you, it was good that you had a process and, you know, that imposed some structure on it for us, and we could list the colleges and all the different criteria. So that's super helpful. No, I was just saying, yeah, we certainly wouldn't know what kind of guidance to do.
Because when you research all that stuff, you like, you look, you type it on Google, "how to apply to college." And that's just, you can't type that in because it's such a broad, like, you can't even, you can't even like, you could read so many guides and watch so many YouTube videos, but it just really wouldn't, it wouldn't explain it to you until you exactly what you need to do. And you'd like, you'd probably miss a couple of things or leave some stuff out that, yeah, are important.
It's super complicated. It's in-depth.
So I'm really impressed that Dash got all those applications done, the whole general thing. Of course, the essay process was really nice. I liked the way that worked, where you guys could go back and forth online and, you know, Google Docs and stuff. But so, that mechanical piece of the process, having you sort that out with him, I'm just like amazed that it was all done and poof, you know, he's set.
I would say that my essay wouldn't have nearly been as good if I had to write it myself or if I just went to like a seven-day camp, like a thing where they help you write your essay. Mine was very in-depth and detailed, and it was good in all the right places. There's no hiccups, you know, nothing was left to chance in my essay, everything, every word had a purpose, and I maximized the 650-word goal and everything, yeah. My essays were really good.
Yeah, for me, the ROI is just, you know, the end result was he got into a good school. Two good schools that we knew. Well, he got into like his top choice actually. Top two choices. Yeah, both his top two choices, so he had a choice of his top choices.
Yeah, and one of them was kind of a reach school. Yeah. So we were really happy about that, even though he ultimately didn't pick it.
Yeah, so that was a good ROI and then, you know, it's just would have been far too costly if I had to try to get up to speed and be involved. It just wouldn't make sense. It'd be like trying to learn tennis or rocket science on your own. You just do it much faster if you have help, an assist, or a guide.
But yeah, no, definitely a great investment all the way around. I mean, you took so much of the stress off of us and not only just the particulars of what to do but just the stress and the worrying about things. That, to me, is a huge return on investment.